Sunday, November 28, 2010

Thankful Reading Weekend - mini-challenge 3

The third and final challenge is about the reading community and being thankful. Namely, what reading community am I thankful for.  I don't use twitter, so I can't say that one.  I would have to say that the one I'm most thankful for is the book blogging community and some close friends I've met via reading yahoo group.  Without all of you, I would be a bit lost.  While some in my life do read, I read more than most of them. In fact, the only person why might read more than me is my  Mom and I think that's because she's lucky enough to be retired while I'm stuck at work at least 8 hours five days a week.   Since not many around me read a bunch, as you can imagine I don't really have anybody to talk to about reading.   

I've been part of a yahoo group for over 6 years now. I don't even remember how long I've been a part of it, but I know it was before Husband and i married.  I've become close friends with them and they are the ones I get to talk to about books.  I think I would go crazy if I didn't have that outlet.  I love that some of us have ended up having similar tastes and I can usually figure out if I should attempt reading a book based on their thoughts.  I love that I'm buddy reading so much with some of them because it's a great way to push myself to read some books I would keep putting off but also because I can gush over the books with people who have read them and still have the stories fresh in their minds.

The book blogging community is wonderful!  I love all of you.  I haven't had time to check out as many blogs as I would like on a regular basis. I have a ton in my google reader but no time to read them all. I'm really hoping that the laptop will help me read more blogs and comment more since I can now do that in the evenings while watching tv with Husband.   You all make me feel like I'm not crazy.  You all love books as much as I do! Woohoo!  I love seeing what others are reading, I love that while I don't talk to most of you outside of commenting on blogs, I still feel a connection and want to call several of you friends.  I know things in life won't always be as relaxed as they are for me right now, but I hope that no matter what happens I can continue to be part of the book blogging community. 


Pam said...

You know, I think you're the first person to say "no" on the Twitter front! I used to use it and fell off of it. Now, I can't seem to get back on. I think, like you, I'll "settle" for other bloggers. ;O)

Jen - Devourer of Books said...

I'm a bit jealous of everyone who found reading communities online even before blogging, it just never occurred to me before I found LibraryThing.

Kris said...

Pam - haha! I tried Twitter when it first got popular and just didn't get the point of it. Which is weird, since I work in the IT field and love facebook, etc. Plus...bloggers are way cool, right? lol

Jen - I don't even know how I stumbled upon my yahoo reading group, but I'm so glad I did because it was a great way to talk about books before blogging happened. In fact, it was one of those friends who suggested I even start a blog.

Jenn's Bookshelves said...

I, too, found a reading community online via yahoo groups before I started blogging. It was great to "meet" people who loved reading & books just as much as I did!

Kris said...

Jenn - I do love having such a strong group of people who enjoy reading, I know you guys all understand when I get super excited about a book, even if you don't get excited about the same one, you know the feeling and can relate.